landlord tax

landlord tax

Update from HMRC – Tax support for landlords

03 November, 20170 Comments
Are you a new landlord, or a landlord who just needs a refresher? If so, HMRC has the online help and support you need. These live webinars will provide an overview on the tax treatment of income and expenses for renting out UK property, furnished holiday lettings and the rent a room scheme. Join from
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As HMRC clamp down on landlords, tax protection insurance demand increases

16 August, 20170 Comments
Newham council believe that HMRC may be losing £200m a year in London alone, after discovering that half of its landlords have failed to register for self – assessment. After the licensing process Newham found it had 50,000 private properties owned by 27,000 separate landlords, the council now understands that 13,000 have failed to register for self-assessment.
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Property Tax is Getting to Be Taxing for Landlords

01 March, 20170 Comments
While the general rule regarding the law and tax in particular is that ignorance is no excuse, it’s easy to see why many buy-to-let landlords have been left confused and concerned over a flurry of recent tax changes.  Here is a brief explanation of the three key changes and what they mean. Stamp duty surcharge
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Tax change rumours for landlords who sell quashed by HMRC

05 September, 20160 Comments
Speculation over the government attempting to ‘slip in’ more changes to the way landlords are being taxed have been dismissed by HMRC. There had been fears, fuelled by certain comments made by industry analysts, that amendments to the Finance Bill (which reaches its Report Stage in parliament this week) suggested that the government wanted landlords who sell
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Landlords Taking Measures to Safeguard Their Profits

29 February, 20160 Comments
The various tax reforms targeting landlords announced by George Osborne last year, and taking effect over the next few years, have sent many of the UK’s landlords on the hunt for ways of protecting their profits. A number of strategies have emerged to keep property investments profitable in the Chancellor’s tough tax reforms. Most particularly, there has been
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67% of the UK’s private rented stock are up to standard

15 April, 20140 Comments
The Chartered Institute of Housing’s UK Housing Review 2014 has revealed that 33% of the UK’s private rented homes would have failed the Government’s Decent Homes Standard in 2012. 15% of social rented homes also failed to meet the standard in 2012, down from 29% in 2006. Many property news websites have reported on this
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A simple and cost effective remedy for the bad landlord ?

30 January, 20140 Comments
Anyone that works within the private rented sector will know that it is split between local authorities trying to pile on more legislation in an attempt to uncover the landlords that do as little as possible to stay under the radar VS the majority of compliant landlords that run their portfolio as a business, declare
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Stress testing your buy to let portfolio

08 January, 20140 Comments
Every landlord, whether they own a couple of properties or a couple of hundred, is running a business. Like any business, it’s a numbers game – and the numbers can often be unpredictable. When Mark Carney took over from Mervyn King as the Governor of the Bank of England on 1 July 2013, the economy
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